9 days in Baalbeck, Rome & Nimes Itinerary

9 days in Baalbeck, Rome & Nimes Itinerary

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Baalbeck, Lebanon
— 1 night
Drive to Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, Fly to Rome
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Nimes, France
— 1 night


Baalbeck, Lebanon

— 1 night
Baalbek, properly Baʿalbek and also known as Balbec, Baalbec or Baalbeck, is a town in the Anti-Lebanon foothills east of the Litani River in Lebanon's Beqaa Valley, about 85km northeast of Beirut and about 75km north of Damascus. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): make a trip to Hajar al-Hibla, appreciate the extensive heritage of Baalbek Roman Ruins, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temples of Baalbek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Bekaa Valley.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Baalbeck online journey builder.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiport is Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Baalbeck

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Vatican Museums are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rome tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Baalbeck to Rome. Traveling from Baalbeck to Rome, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Baalbeck in May: high temperatures in Rome hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Nimes.

Things to do in Rome

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Nimes, France

— 1 night

French Rome

Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Jardins de la Fontaine, enjoy breathtaking views from Tour Magne, don't miss a visit to Square Antonin, then delve into the distant past at La Maison Carree, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Et-Saint-Castor de Nimes, and finally see the interesting displays at Haribo Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Nimes road trip site.

Fly from Rome to Nimes in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Nimes, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night.

Things to do in Nimes

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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